Sunday, July 14, 2024

July 14 - Combined Sunday School - Purity

This Week's Supported Workers of the Week are the Layers in Poland.
Check out this video about their ministry.

Combined Sunday School Lesson Info Coming Soon 


Children's Church Lessons 

Toddlers

  • God Answered Prayers for Peter
  • God answers our prayers
  • Acts 12:5-17
  • 1 Thess 5:17

PreK/ K

  • God Calls His Missionaries
  • God saves people so they might be missionaries
  • Acts 9:1-19
  • Mark 16:15

1st–5th  CC

  • Spiritual Gifts
  • God gives us spiritual gifts to use in our service for Him
  • Rom 12:1-8; Eph 4:11-16

Monday, July 8, 2024

July 7 - Combined Sunday School - Courage


This week's supported workers of the week are the Layers in Poland.

Children's Church Lesson information follows the Kids & Parents Sunday School Class Info.

Here is the information from this week's Mark of a Christian Lesson on COURAGE.

Detailed notes from the Adult Christian Education class are HERE
Take Home Sheet from the Kids/Parents time is HERE

Combined Parents and Kids Sunday School Class.

We began the class with some songs.  If you want to watch or listen to these or other songs we sing, click HERE

  • Fruit of the Spirit 
  • 1 Timothy  (VBS song)
  • Jungle Jam (VBS song)

Explain July’s combined class

The definition of COURAGE from Time for the Talk

To pursue courage means choosing to do what is right despite the opposition of others or your own desires (often the more difficult enemy)

In our Look at the Bible time, we did two things.

First, a Word Search in Deuteronomy 31 and Joshua 1.  Families got together to see what verses contained one or both of these words (or a form of these words.
STRONG & COURAGE  

Then we talked about other examples of Courage in God's Word.

Old Testament examples of COURAGE

Examples while outside of  the Promised Land:  Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego, Esther

New Testament Examples of COURAGE

John the Baptist, Paul, Peter and John in Acts 5.

A Recent historical example of COURAGE

Martyn Lloyd Jones, The Doctor Who Became a Preacher. 



We then worked on this week's memory verse, Joshua 1:9, and sang Joshua 1:9 song. 

Suggested Parent/Child Activity:

Get a bottle, sand, very small rocks, and a little bigger rocks.

Which way fills the bottle up more?

1. Sand.  2.  Small rocks, 3.  Bigger rocks.
OR
1.  Bigger rocks.  2.  small rocks.  3.  Sand

Daily Prayer: 

Father God, give us wisdom to know what is right and the courage to reject that which is corrupt. May we hide Your Word in our hearts so that we may not sin against You. May we be like Joshua, Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego and do the right thing no matter what. Amen


Children's Church Information:

Toddler

  • People Prayed for Peter
  • God wants us to talk to Him in prayer
  • Acts 12:1-6
  • 1 Thess 5:17

PreK/ K

  • God Directs His Missionaries
  • God guides His missionaries
  • Acts 8:4-8,12, 26-40
  • Acts 8:26

1st–5th  CC

  • Living by the Spirit
  • The Holy Spirit gives us the power to live for God
  • Gal 5:15-26; Eph 4:17-32
  • Gal 5:22,23

Saturday, June 29, 2024

June 30 Kids in Church

Other class details are below the Kids in Church information.

This week is a KIDZ in Church Sunday.  There will be no children's church for 1st through 5th graders.

For General KIDZ in Church help, click HERE

This week's message focuses on being a living sacrifice as it relates to our use of money.

Blanks are IN RED.
Additional Talking Points are IN ITALICS.

The God wants us to be living sacrifices with our MONEY (Why do you think how we spend our money is important? What are some ways you/we spend our money that shows our priorities?)

We obey the law because we LOVE God, not because we FEAR jail time.  (Love is a greater motivator.  Read portions of Psalm 119 and talk about what the Psalmist writes about the word of God.  

Government has the right to levy taxes & we have the responsibility to PAY them. 

God did not save us for the purpose of civil re VOLU tion, but rather heart re FORMA tion.

If you owe taxes, pay TAXES ;  if revenue, then REVENUE;

if respect, then RESPECT; if honor, then HONOR.

I want to give you some biblical precept to take with you. 

    1. Do not borrow more than you can pay BACK  (Read Psalm 37:21)
    2. Do not go into debt to UPGRADE your lifestyle. 
    3. Pay your bills on TIME.
    4. Pay all credit card debt at the end of every month.
    5. Live within or BELOW your means.
    6. Put money into savings/Investments.
    7. BUDGET your money, have a spending plan.
    8. Only borrow money on appreciating - increasing value - items, (Homes, investments, college depending on your degree) not depreciation – decreasing value - items (toys, vacations, spas, food) 
    9. Do this so you can be a generous GIVER.

We are spiritual debtors of LOVE to all people,  not just the ones we LIKE  (Read Matthew 5:44.  Remember, they will know we are Christians by our love) 

REMEMBER:  We did not EARN God’s love. 

Consider how you can talk to your kids about how to use money for God's glory.

HERE are the KIDZ sermon notes.  

Here are some additional resources to parents help their kids with money.

Other Kids Classes Information.

Toddler

  • Dorcas Helped People
  • God uses people to help us serve
  • Acts 9:36-42
  • Gal 5:13

PreK/ K

  • The Church’s Problem
  • Christ uses us to meet church needs
  • Acts 6:1-7
  • Gal 5:13

2nd-3rd SS

  • Paul Saw the Light
  • God will save anyone who trusts in Jesus for salvation
  • Acts 9:1-31

4th–5th SS

  • The Church’s Purpose
  • Christ commands believers to witness and make disciples
  • Matt 28:16-20; Rom 10:9-17

Saturday, June 22, 2024

June 23, 2024

This week's supported workers is Faith In Deeds

NEXT WEEK IS KIDZ IN CHURCH SUNDAY!

Toddler

Healed Man Praised God
God loves to hear us praise Him
Acts 3:1-11
Psalm 111:1

PreK/ K

The Church’s Prayer
Christ answers our church’s prayers
Acts 4:1-31; 5:12, 17-42
Acts 4:31

2nd-3rd SS

The Church Endured Persecution
God’s servants sometimes experience rejection and persecution
Acts 5:17-8:4

4th–5th SS

The Church’s Ordinance
Christ instituted baptism and communion as ways to remember Him
Matt 26:26-28; 1 Cor 11:23-32

1st–5th  CC

The Tribulation
God will judge unbelievers for their sins during the tribulation
Dan 9:27; Matt 24:21; 2 Th 2:3-8; Rev 6-16 

The 1st—5th Children's Church lesson is challenging to teach, especially after a great week of VBS.  
THE TRIBULATION was taught in a way this morning that was meant to show
God's holiness and justice
God's mercy to His people
God's faithfulness to His promises
Our responsibility to share the Gospel with others.

While there are scary elements of the Tribulation, there is a peace and hope in Christ that is seen in the topic.

Thursday, June 20, 2024

Jungle Journey Thursday

A summary of the whole week will be posted Sunday night.

Our Final Night's C was Consummation.
At the end of the Bible, in Revelation, we see the return of Christ, the end of sin and the curse.
This week, we learned about Jesus humbly coming to earth as a baby in a manger and humbly dying on the cross and then rising from the dead.
In Revelation, we see that one day Jesus will return gloriously!

Our memory verse, Revelation 21:4, summarizes this truth.




Our final total for Faith In Deeds offering was over $800.  Thank you so much for giving to this home for orphaned and abandoned children.

Despite having lower numbers than in previous years, we are excited about the opportunity to minister to the children and families brought to VBS this year.

Singing 

Serving

Thank you to everyone who served in so many different ways.  It was great to see church members serving children, praying, and singing praises to God.    

For pictures and more, go to www.facebook.com/trinitybaptistgr/

For all our Jungle Journey post, click HERE

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Jungle Journey Wednesday

TONIGHT, C'S ARE CHRIST AND THE CROSS!

The answer to our sin problem is JESUS!  

In our Opening Session, we used a verse from Faith In Deeds' VBS a couple of weeks ago - Ephesians 2:8,9

We wanted to show the kids at the very beginning of the night - before anything else - that salvation is a gift from God through Jesus Christ. 

We didn't sing this Seeds Family Worship song, but it is a great Ephesians 2:8 reminder. 


Our memory verse tonight is John 1:12

For the 2nd -6th graders




For the Toddlers through 1st graders


Tonight, our offering for Faith in Deeds went OVER $500!!

Praise the Lord, and thank you, boys and girls, for helping orphaned and abandoned kids in India.

Think about how they could earn money to bring in for the offering. 

For pictures from VBS, go to our Facebook page - www.facebook.com/trinitybaptistgr/

Prayer Requests and Ideas for tomorrow will be shared later.

The C for our final night is Consummation.

Once again, some verses to help you focus on the Bible, Thursday's theme of Consummation.

Acts 2:1-6
Ephesians 2:19-22
1 Timothy 3:14-15
Revelation 21:1-4
Revelation 21:22-27

Things to pray for

  • Thanks 
    • for God's provision in creation, and especially in Christ.
    • for the families that God brought to VBS.
  • Ask
    • for teachers to faithfully teach God's Word
    • for group leaders to make the most of conversation opportunities with the kids.
    • for kids to have open ears and hearts, especially during the Bible story and verse times.
    • for opportunities to follow up with families who don't have a home church.
    • that every serving this last night of VBS would glorify God and help others do the same.

For all our Jungle Journey post, click HERE

 

Jungle Journey Tuesday

 We had a great second night with a bad theme.

Man is sinful.  (Corruption - Adam and Eve sin; Catastrophe - The Judgment of the Flood; Confusion - The Tower of Babel)

The memory we learned tonight is Psalm 14:3.

For the 2nd -6th graders


For the Toddlers through 1st graders


These are pictures from the 4th - 6th grade lesson.






However, in our closing session, we wanted to leave them with the hope we can have in Christ because of what He did for us on the cross.

We sang two songs, Jungle Jam, from the year's VBS set of songs, and Nothing But the Blood by CityAlight.

Pray for Wednesday night as we share Christ and the Cross!!

Regarding our offering for Faith In Deeds, the girls won, but even more importantly, we raised more than $200 for Faith In Deeds, and we still have two nights left.  We encouraged the kids to think about how they could earn money to bring in for the offering.  

Some prayer requests and praise...

It has been a blessing to know that a group of men and women prays in the church building throughout the week. If you want to join the prayer time, please ask at the registration desk or follow the signs.

Parents, know that at some point during this week your child will be prayed for by name.
Volunteers, know that you are being prayed for.

Here are some verses to help you focus on the Bible, tonight's theme of Christ and the Cross, and prayer.

Gen 3:15:
Isaiah 53:5-6
Matthew 28:8-10
Mark 10:30-32
Luke 8:22-25
John 21:24-25
Hebrews 4:14-16

Thanksgiving to God

For His Provision
We are thankful that the story doesn't stop with we have a big problem - SIN. 
We are thankful that the story doesn't stop with we have to figure out to fix our problem. 
We are thankful that God's Word shows us God's provision of God's Son for Our Sin Problem. 

For His Character

For the families that are involved with VBS

Pray for children you know at VBS, at Trinity or elsewhere.
Pray that they would hear the truth shared.
Pray that their hearts and lives will be changed by God's grace.
Pray that the lessons learned would reach beyond the 6:15 to 8:15 time at 2050 Aberdeen. 
Pray that families would be impacted with the BIblical truth shared.

Pray for the teachers and other volunteers.

  • Tonight's teachers are Kaelynn Clark and Sierra Anthony.
  • Pray for these station leaders and the workers in each area:  Janna Figg (crafts), Geoffrey Ford (games), Memory Verse (Deb Knoll), Snacks (Barbara Ford and Cindy Osborne)
  • Pray that we will not merely transfer what we have learned to others but out of an overwhelming desire to share what we have taken to heart about God.


For all our Jungle Journey post, click HERE